Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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PAST EVENTS

CANADA-VIETNAM BUSINESS AND EDUCATION:
COOPERATION IN POST-COVID ERA

October 1, 2020
Virtual Event

The Canada-Vietnam Trade Council organized a virtual event “Canada-Vietnam Business and Education: Cooperation in Post-COVID Era” on October 1, 2020. The keynote speaker was His Excellency Pham Cao Phong, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the main presentation was delivered by Ms. Kendal Hembroff, Director General, Trade Policy and Negotiations, and Chief Negotiator, Pacific Alliance and India, Global Affairs Canada.

Mr. Denzil Minnan-Wong, Deputy Mayor, City of Toronto, and Mr. Le Thanh Phong, Manager, Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Center, provided remarks, referring to the Toronto – Ho Chi Minh Friendship Cities (2006-2020).

Speakers in the first session on business included Ms. Sarah Bernier, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commissioner Service, Global Affairs Canada; and Ms. Daiana Villarreal, Senior Export Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. In the second session on education, three presentations were delivered by Ms. Denise Amyot, President/CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada; Ms. Leslie Fink, Manager, Sector Development, Economic Development and Culture Division, City of Toronto; and Mr. Eric Mézin, Executive Director, Student Services, Glendon College, York University.

Watch news video from Viet Nam News 
Read more: Exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement, Government of Canada
Watch presentations on education.

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DONG BUSINESS IN VIETNAM: CPTPP ONE YEAR LATER

February 10, 2020
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

A “Doing Business in Vietnam” event was held on February 10, 2020 at Toronto City Hall, with Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong providing welcome remarks, organized by City of Toronto and Canada-Vietnam Trade Council, on business opportunities from CPTPP – one year later, and sharing experiences of doing business in Vietnam. Speakers included: Huong Do (Trade Office, Embassy of Vietnam), Catherine Jollymore (GAC), Sarah Bernier (TCS-GAC), Cholong Lim (Ontario MEDJCT), Robert Cameron (EDC), Karen Cvornyek and Bill Nankivell (B+H Architects), Victor Gomez (Sun Life), and Arvind Vijh (Deloitte). Vietnam has 13 signed FTAs and several under negotiation. Since 2015, Vietnam has been Canada’s largest trading partner in ASEAN.

News: CPTPP offers opportunities for Canadian enterprises in Việt Nam, Viet Nam News
Read more: CPTPP Partner: Vietnam, Government of Canada

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OPPORTUNITES FOR BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT COOPERATION BETWEEN HO CHI MINH CITY AND ONTARIO

July 12, 2019
Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge St.

A workshop on business opportunities between Ontario and Ho Chi Minh City was held at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre on July 12, 2019. Representatives from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service-Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, World Trade Center-Toronto, Export Development Canada, as well as Canadian companies, spoke at the event.
Toronto and Ho Chi Minh City have a friendship agreement signed in 2006 and renewed in 2017.

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TRADE AND INVESTMENT WORKSHOP: DA NANG CITY

August 31, 2018
Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge St.

On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Canada-Vietnam diplomatic relations, the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council, in association with the Government of Da Nang, is hosting a by-invitation workshop on trade and investment with Da Nang City, Vietnam, on August 31, 2018. Speakers include representatives from Da Nang Investment Agency, Deloitte Canada, and B+H Architects.

News: Promoting Trade and Investment Cooperation Between Da Nang and Major Canadian Cities, baotintuc.vn

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VIETNAM BUSINESS FORUM

October 26, 2017
Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge St.

The Canada-Vietnam Trade Council, in association with the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada and the Ontario Ministry of International Trade, is hosting a by-invitation forum on business opportunities in Vietnam on September 26, 2017. Speakers include former Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. David Devine, and representatives from the Ministry, EDC, OWIT, TFO, and Forrec.

News: Vietnam Business Forum held in Toronto, Embassy of Vietnam in Canada

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Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbags Association (LEFASO)
August 23, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Toronto

B2B Match-Making in Toronto, August 23, 2016

The Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO), in cooperation with the Commercial Section of Embassy of Vietnam in Canada, the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council and the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada, are jointly organizing a business match-making event in Toronto with Vietnamese footwear producers and exporters.
The leather, footwear and handbags industry is one of the key manufacturing industries in Vietnam. Vietnam ranks as the third largest footwear producer in the world, after China and India, with 4% of the total world footwear production in 2015. The industry is one of the main export sectors in Vietnam, with exports increasing by 18% to US$ 15 billion in 2015.
If you have any questions or are interested in scheduling B2B meetings, please contact:
 
Mr. Hoang Anh Dzung, Commercial Counselor, Trade Office, Embassy of Vietnam in Canada
Dr. Julie Nguyen, Director, Canada-Vietnam Trade Council
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VIETNAM BUSINESS FORUM

September 24, 2015
Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge St.

The Canada-Vietnam Trade Council, in association with the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, is hosting a by-invitation forum on business opportunities in Vietnam on September 24, 2015. Sessions include tools available to assist Canadian companies expanding into Vietnam as well as best practices for Canadian multinationals and SMEs interested in Vietnam. For more information, contact info@canada-vietnamtrade.org.

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Collaboration with Trade Facilitation Office Canada and Vietnam’s Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO)
June 24, 2014

Assistance in arranging LEFASO’s trade mission to Canada.

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VIP Trade Mission to Vietnam, Export Québec
June 17 – 20, 2014

Participation and assistance in arranging meetings with Vietnam’s trade associations.

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Thai Nguyen Investment Seminar
March 22, 2012

Read news on the seminar.

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Vietnam Business Breakfast Networking
August 4, 2011

1351 Dufferin St.
Toronto, Ontario 9:30 – 11:00 am

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VIETNAM BUSINESS FORUM

May 26, 2011
Ontario Trade and Investment Centre, 250 Yonge St. 

This forum provides an opportunity to learn about Vietnam’s trade and investment opportunities and how to do business effectively in Vietnam.

Organized by the Embassy of Vietnam, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council.